Humanitarian to Broker
Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in India, helping women out of sex-trafficking. It was there she discovered her passion for financial education as a means of empowering people to move out of poverty. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters in Social Work, Melissa spent 5 years assisting clients facing homelessness, in jail, or at a psychiatric facility. As much as she loved the work, imagining saving for retirement on the meager salary of a social worker was becoming grim .
That's when Melissa discovered "passive income". In no time, she fell in LOVE with real estate as a vehicle to build wealth. It wasn't long until Melissa began locating off-market multi-family properties to purchase through creative financing strategies and win-win opportunities.
Two years into investing, Melissa quit her day-job as a Social Worker to become a full time broker and investor. Initially she was drawn to people in difficult circumstances, so she developed extensive experience assisting families facing foreclosure, short sales, and probate.
Far from the slums of Kolkata, her greatest passion now is empowering other working professionals to develop passive forms of income through buying multi-family properties in Portland.
My husband and I hired Melissa to help us sell our 4-plex in north Portland. We are real estate professionals ourselves and knew exactly what we wanted in our representation. Melissa is personable, available, ... [Full review on Zillow]
Melissa is intelligent and well spoken and
aggressive in a good way. She arranged to have photos taken and created a nice brochure of my home which definitely has some deferred maintenance. She ... [Full review on Zillow]
Melissa is a knowledgeable and courteous professional. She possesses intimate knowledge of the housing market and was a great advocate for us as we went through the purchase process. Her attention to ... [Full review on Zillow]
Melissa was great in helping to make sure what I needed done got done. Very responsive and patient, very knowledgeable about the process and in making sure this closing got done right. I highly recommend ... [Full review on Zillow]
Melissa helped me purchase a home late last year. She was an amazing asset throughout the entire process. She was an excellent negotiator, yet was still able to maintain a positive rapport with the other ... [Full review on Zillow]
We recently closed on our dream home in Oregon thanks to Melissa and the Yascha Group. We were incredibly nervous about buying a house. It is truly one of the largest decisions in a persons life. I am ... [Full review on Zillow]
Melissa is great to work with. She is very compassionate and has a lot of passion in seeing her clients through. She's honest in her transactions and looks to create mutually beneficial solutions for ... [Full review on Zillow]